Mummers Mardi Gras

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Sunday, February 25th, 2018
1PM - 7PM

About Mummers Mardi Gras and ADVENT are excited to bring the Philadelphia Mummers to Main Street in Manayunk. Don't miss out on the biggest family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration in the city! Attendees will be treated to numerous performances from the most prominent string bands parading down Main Street. This winter spectacular event will allow families to enjoy all the pageantry of the Mummers in the quaint neighborhood setting of Manayunk.

The day-long celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk, but will contribute exposure and raise money for one of the greatest traditions in Philadelphia: The Mummers! The date is set for Sunday, February 25th (Rain Date: Sunday, March 4th). The parade route will start at Shurs Lane at 1PM and proceed down the length of Main Street. After the parade, we encourage all attendees to visit participating restaurants, which will serve as String Band Clubhouses for the afternoon.

This a wonderful Sunday celebration for friends and families that wish to delight their children with the true spirit of the Mummers. Enjoying the dynamic sounds of the string bands will make for a perfect Sunday for both residents and visitors to the Philadelphia area!

2018 String Band Performers + Clubhouses

String Band Clubhouses:

Bourbon Blue
  • Greater Kensington String Band
  • Greater Overbrook String Band
Castle Roxx
  • Broomall String Band
Craft Manayunk
  • Aqua String Band
JD McGillicuddy's
  • Quaker City String Band
Mad River Manayunk
  • Hegeman String Band
  • Pennsport String Band
  • Polish American String Band
  • Ferko String Band
  • South Philadelphia String Band
  • Uptown String Band
  • Fralinger String Band
  • Woodland String Band
Ryan's Pub
  • Avalon String Band
Sona Pub & Kitchen
  • Durning String Band
  • Duffy String Band

Support the Mummers

Look out for the "bucket brigade" during the parade! Your generous support of the "I Am A Mummer" program will help ensure that this 115-year-old, unique Philadelphia tradition will continue to entertain and delight future generations. 100% of your gift will go to the Philadelphia String Band Association.


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Sponsorship Information

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Press Information

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2017 Parade Sponsors





Parade Photos

Photography by JPG Photography